London Irish full back Delon Armitage was suspended from English rugby’s Saxons second-string squad after being arrested after an altercation in a nightclub.
England rugby officials removed former captain Mike Tindall from the elite player squad and fined him 25,000 pounds ($40,000) after he was videoed in a bar during the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
England rugby captain Mike Tindall is expected to miss three months after having surgery yesterday to repair damaged ankle ligaments.
An interim coach will be appointed for England’s national rugby team before next year’s Six Nations championship, with a permanent successor to Martin Johnson picked by June, the Rugby Football Union said today.
Mike Tindall will captain the England rugby team in this weekend’s World Cup warm-up match against Wales in Cardiff.
The following is a roundup of stories from the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
Rob Andrew, operations director at the Rugby Football Union, will head a review of England’s failed World Cup campaign before deciding whether Martin Johnson should continue as team manager.
Following is a list of the 30-man squads selected by the 20 teams for the Sept. 9-Oct. 23 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand:
England center Manu Tuilagi was fined 3,000 pounds ($4,660) by the Rugby Football Union after being detained by Auckland police for jumping from a ferry as it was about to berth.
"I am delighted that Zara has agreed to marry me."
- Mike Tindall on Dec 21, 2010